IT Sligo Staff Profiles

DR David Mulligan

Head of Dept of Mechatronic Eng

 
researcher

Biography

David Mulligan is a Head of Department for Mechatronics at the Institute of Technology, Sligo where he has been a school member since 2010. He holds a Ph.D., Masters and Bachelors degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway where he also worked as a research project manager and adjunct lecturer between 2000 and 2010.David's research interests are in the area of intervention management information systems for support agencies assisting the SME sector. He has also been involved in several international research projects in the area of Industry4.0, Business Process Reengineering for SMEs, Ambient Intelligence and Supply Chain Management.David is the chair of the polymer programmes in IT Sligo and lectures in several subjects including Engineering Materials, Engineering Design, Engineering Physics and Mathematics. He has also delivered courses in the area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Project Management and Operations Management for NUI, Galway and the Atlantic University Alliance as well as the Open Learning Centre.David is also actively involved in Engineers Ireland and is currently the Chair of the North West branch. Further to this he was also vice chair of community futures initiative for Charlestown and is actively involved in several charities and has spent over two years in Nigeria working as a volunteer promoting SME development.  

Research Interests

  1. Industry 4.0
  2. SME Management
  3. Innovation management
  4. Knowledge management
  5. Engineering materials
  6. Learning and Education

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
AMI4SME Project Manager The development of a number of ambient solutions for small business manufacturers 01-OCT-05 30-SEP-08
AMI@Netfood Project Manager Development of a strategic roadmap for the use of ICT in the food sector. 01-APR-05 30-NOV-06
eBEP Project Manager Development of an interactive training tool for the application of the BEP method to product recyclers 01-OCT-04 30-MAR-07
COST-WORTH Project Manager Development of a set of tools to help SMEs reengineer their processes. 01-AUG-02 31-JAN-05
AEOLOS Research Engineer An End of Life of Product Systems 15-OCT-00 14-OCT-02

Books

  Year Publication
(2010) Operations Management Text Book for Open Learning Center.
Mulligan, David (2010) Operations Management Text Book for Open Learning Center. Galway: NUI, Galway OLC. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2007) 'Knowledge Management System for University Based Research Management'
Dooley Lawrence, Mulligan David, O¿Sullivan David (2007) 'Knowledge Management System for University Based Research Management' International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 4 (3) . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) IMC 33
David Mulligan (2016) Modelling Human Centered Information Systems for Small Industry4.0 Businesses . In: IMC eds. IMC 33 [Details]
(2004) International Conference on Engineering Technology and Innovation
Mulligan David and OSullivan David (2004) Innovation Management in Small and Medium Size Enterprises International Conference on Engineering Technology and Innovation [Details]
(2016) International Manufacutring Conference 33
David Mulligan (2016) MANUFACTURING EDUCATION ¿ AN ONLINE APPROACH International Manufacutring Conference 33 [Details]
(2006) International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
Mulligan, David and Cormican, Kathryn (2006) A Customer-centric Process Innovation Toolkit for SMEs International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation [Details]
(2004) International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
Mulligan, D, Precup, L. and O¿Sullivan D. (2004) Knowledge Management for Virtual Project Teams International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation [Details]
(2003) Industrial Engineering and Production Management'
Mulligan, David, Cormican Kathryn, O¿Sullivan David (2003) Innovation management in Irish SME¿s Industrial Engineering and Production Management' [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2010) D-8 Summit,
David Mulligan (2010) Tapping into Nigeria¿s economic potential - a paper written for the director general to present in the D8 summit. [Other], D-8 Summit, Iran . [Details]
(2009) West Africa Accountancy Forum,
David Mulligan (2009) Title of paper written for the director general of SMEDAN while on volunteering placement titled ¿Global Downturn ¿ The role of small and medium scale industries and microfinance institutions¿. [Other], West Africa Accountancy Forum, Ghana . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2015) Community Future - Charlestown Bellaghy District.
Charlestown Community Futures (2015) Community Future - Charlestown Bellaghy District. Mayo County Council, Mayo. [Details]
(2008) Vision for the European Strategic Research Agenda for the year 2015.
AMI@Netfood Project (2008) Vision for the European Strategic Research Agenda for the year 2015. AMI@Netfood EU FP7 Project, www.ami-netfood.com/.../AMINetfood%20Strategic%20Research%20Agenda.pdf. [Details]
(2002) The Environment Its everyones business.
David Mulligan (2002) The Environment Its everyones business. CIMRU, CIMRU, NUI Galway. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2007) Systems Intervention Management - A Framework for Public Organsitaions.
David Mulligan (2007) Systems Intervention Management - A Framework for Public Organsitaions. Thesis [Details]
(2002) Decision support framework for product recovery.
David Mulligan (2002) Decision support framework for product recovery. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2000 B.E. in Industrial Engineering National University of Ireland, Galway
2002 M.Eng.Sc (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) National University of Ireland, Galway
2007 Ph.D. (Intervention Management) National University of Ireland, Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Engineers Ireland Member 30-APR-14 /
Irish Manufacutirng Committee Member 02-NOV-15 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Manufacturing Committee Conference Organiser 2017 /
Engineers Ireland North West Chairperson 2016 / 2017
Charlestown Community Futures Vice Chair 2015 / 2016

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Research Unit (CIMRU) Project Manager 01-SEP-03 / 01-OCT-08
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Industrial Development Advisor 01-OCT-08 / 01-JAN-11
Institute of Technology Sligo Lecturer 01-FEB-11 /
Digital Enterprise Research Unit (DERI) Project Manager 01-JUN-05 / 01-OCT-08
CIMRU Research Engineer 01-SEP-00 / 01-SEP-03
Siebel Systems Operations personnel 01-JUN-00 / 01-OCT-00
Hewlett Packard Internship 01-JUN-99 / 01-JAN-99

Consultancy

  Client Description
Total Shaving Solutions
Evaluate the value chain for lean manufacturing strategy
Fannin Compounding
Development of a quality management system for microtrending

Outreach Activities

  Description

Involved in building of schools, town centres and indigenous businesses in the North of Nigeria.

Worked as an industrial advisor for over two years in Nigeria with VSO. During this time I helped to develop the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria where I trained staff and developed a number of their training programmes.

Teaching Interests

  1. Innovation Management,
  2. Small and Medium Enterprise Development,
  3. Operations Management,
  4. Engineering Materials,
  5. Mechanical Design

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 CIM and Auto 123CIM and Automation
201617 Engineering Physics ENG06027Engineering Physics

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Innipole Innipole SPAIN
ATB Bremen ATB Bremen GERMANY
SINTEF SINFEF NORWAY
PIAP PIAP POLAND